SHERBURN (LEARFIELD)  —  A veterinarian in southwestern Minnesota has filed a lawsuit against Watonwan County and the Humane Society in an effort to avoid being stuck with a big bill.

Shirley Kittleson has housed and tended to 72 miniature horses after they were seized by authorities 18 months ago.

She says keeping the horses on her farm near Sherburn has cost her 325-thousand dollars and she can’t get anyone to pay up.